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From Leasing to Land Protections

When you hear the name, National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska (NPR-A, or Reserve), you might think of a barren land filled with oil wells and industrial equipment, but the vast majority of the Reserve actually remains free of industrial development and …
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Protecting One to Benefity Many

The Intermountain West is home to the smoky blue Pinyon Jay, a small member of the corvid family. A social species, Pinyon Jays fly, forage, and nest together. Flocks can be heard from far away as individuals communicate with loud squawks. Ranging …
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Envisioning a Future for Wolves

Wolves play an essential role in maintaining ecosystem health and their presence or absence can have cascading effects on the diversity and abundance of many other plant and animal species. For instance, their hunting helps keep deer and elk …
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Growing the National Wildlife Refuge System

The National Wildlife Refuge System is the only federal lands management system with a focus on wildlife conservation. The System includes 568 refuges, with at least one in every state, comprising 95 million acres of land and 760 million acres of …
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Castor Mapper

The Castor Mapper is a web map that allows users to explore data collected by community scientists across North America using [iBeaver](https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/ceaa729ddc8242fa9b4e2e5e3f538be9?open=menu).
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The Wetlands of California's Central Valley

A wetland is an area of land that is either covered or saturated with water for all or part of the year. Depending on how a wetland formed and the types of vegetation it supports, specific wetlands may also be called swamps, marshes, bogs, vernal …
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Wonders of the Warbler

The Golden-cheeked Warbler (GCWA) is a migratory songbird that breeds in only 32 counties in Texas and nowhere else in the world. The Ashe juniper and oak woodlands in the heart of Texas form a very specific habitat that the warbler relies on to …
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Saving Habitat... One Solar Panel at a Time

It is no secret that tackling the climate crisis requires all hands on deck, including a rapid transition to renewable energy. However, without careful planning, building more wind turbines, solar arrays, and other energy projects can damage …
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Imagining a New Future for the Lower Snake River

Rivers shape the Pacific Northwest, flowing from snow-capped mountains and carving through rugged landscapes until reaching the wild Pacific Ocean. The mighty Columbia and Snake rivers connect the entire Inland Northwest and have supported human and …
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Defending Our Nation's Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife is committed to a future where North American wildlife and habitats are secure and thriving. We believe in the inherent value of wildlife and the natural world and our approach is straightforward: Working on the ground, in the …